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Flammable ice: the answer to Japan’s energy drought?

Flammable ice (or methane hydrate) could represent an interesting alternative to fossil fuels in Japan, since vast amounts of methane hydrate can be found buried deep under the ocean around the country.

__truncato_root__>With few natural energy resources in the way of coal, oil and gas, Japan is one of the world’s greatest energy importers. The country fuelled its energy needs with nuclear power until the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in 2011. Since then, very few of Japan’s 54 nuclear rea...

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